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ANAF - General Directorate of Customs

Integrated IT Customs System for the ANAF - General Directorate of Customs

The implementation of the eCustoms solution for trans-European IT customs systems meets the requirements of the European Commission, is certified by UNCTAD and recognized at international level.

The IT customs system consists in integrated, interoperable and accesibile software systems that support the electronic exchange of data and the customs key processes.

The eCustoms solution that SIVECO Romania implemented at the ANAF - General Directorate of Customs was successfully completed in only 3 months, for all the organizational levels:

  • ANAF - General Directorate of Customs
  • 8 Regional Customs Departments (DRV)
  • 74 Customs Office (BV)
  • Over 10,000 documents managed daily
  • A 24 hours/day, 7 days a week connection with the European system CCN/CSI

The New Computerized Transit System - NCTS

Increasing the efficiency of transit procedures, accelerating and securing operations in progress in a transit procedure, improving communication and coordination between the customs administration, improving the prevention and customs fraud detection-all these important advantages can only be ensured by a computerized system.

SIVECO Romania has successfully developed the New Computerized Transit System (NCTS) application in Romania and in Turkey, ensuring the readjustment of the customs transit to the European Union standards and requirements.

What is NCTS?

The New Computerized Transit System is a trans-European management and control system of common and community transit (T1 and T2 procedures) for the goods transported by road.

NCTS is an integrated part of the IT customs system of the European Union, developed in accordance with the Interoperability Strategy and the "Electronic Customs" program of the European Commission (EC) regarding the creation of a secure, integrated, compatible and accessible system for the purpose of simplifying the customs flow and formalities.

NCTS is based on the submission of the transit declaration in electronic format and on the exchange of electronic messages between the custom offices involved in the transit operations (office of departure, office of transit and office of destination), these offices being on the territory of the Member States and AELS countries.

The electronic messages are also exchanged between the NCTS system of the European Commission - DG TAXUD and the corresponding systems of the Member States in order to update the common reference data (customs office codes, country codes, measurement units, attached reference documents etc).

Messages are exchanged by means of a Common Communication Network - CCN, a Common System Interface - CSI and a "Gateway" type server operational at the level of DG TAXUD and of every Member State and AELS country.

SIVECO Romania has developed this application in accordance with the functional and technical specifications of the General Directorate for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD) within the European Commission.
NCTS ensures the submission of the customs declaration in a normal and simplified procedure.

NCTS is not applied in the case of goods transported by rail, by air, by sea or goods conveyed through pipelines.

Implementation phases

Phase 1 - Areas covered by functionalities starting with 2005:

  • departure and destination offices - normal procedure, simplified procedure (agreed consignors and consignees)
  • transit offices
  • changing the initial destination office

Phase 2 - Areas covered by functionalities since 2006:

  • guarantee management
  • enquiry procedure
  • confirmation of the agreed consignee
  • risk analysis
  • statistics component

At the same time, the exchange of electronic messages was ensured with the EU Member States and the European Commission through CCN/CSI, which also involved the development of the Common System Interface (CSI) for NCTS and the integration within the CCN's communication environment.


  • Simplifying customs procedures
  • Reducing fraud
  • Information exchange in real time between Member States and the AELS countries
  • Stimulating the competitive working environment of economic operators

How does NCTS-RO work?

Economic operators as principals fill in the transit declaration through an application ("smart" client) developed by SIVECO Romania and made available for free by the customs authority, connected to the system through the Internet based on a digital certificate and using the DTI mechanism (Direct Trader Input). The filled-in transit declaration is sent to the office of departure electronically.

At the customs office of departure, the declaration can be submitted in normal or in simplified procedure. In the simplified procedure, the transit declaration is submitted by agreed consignors, connected to the system, directly from their headquarters, without further need to present the means of transport, goods and afferent documents at the customs office.

Copies 4 and 5 of the transit declaration are replaced by the Transit Accompanying Document (TAD). In the case of several items, complementary items or the cargo list are replaced with the list of items. These documents are printed after the customs clearance has been granted, directly from the IT system and accompany goods during the entire transportation.

Any transit operation is identified through a single registration number assigned by the system, MRN (Movement Reference Number) according to the EC functional and technical specifications regarding NCTS.

At the office of destination upon presenting the means of transport and the goods, based on the data contained in the anticipated arrival electronic message, the transit operation is confirmed electronically and sent to the office of departure and, as the case may be, the customs control is carried out, and the control results are sent electronically to the office of departure.


For economic operators:

  • Reducing the clearance process times
  • Using the simplified procedures based on agreed consignor and consignee authorizations
  • Fast release of the guarantee
  • Information on the status of transactions
  • Fast availability of information, in the event of problems
  • No expenses are allocated for the development of own applications as the customs authority makes available to economic operators a dedicated application for NCTS, free of charge

For the customs authority:

  • Obtaining the quality of signatory country to the Common Transit Convention and fulfilling Romania's obligations as an EU candidate and then as an EU Member State
  • Ensuring interoperability of the NCTS system with corresponding systems of Member States and of the European Commission
  • Monitoring the performance of common and community transit operations
  • Facilitating the completion of the transit regime
  • Using a single guarantee throughout transportation
  • Risk analysis